Match Preview : (By Kunal)


       Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of 1st ODI match, which will be played between West Indies vs India (WI Vs IND) in the Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on 22nd July. West Indies and India last played a ODI series in February this year. India managed to defeat West Indies in all three ODIs, winning the series 3-0. Now, West Indies have a chance to avenge their defeat on home soil.

       Talking about performance, West Indies last played Bangladesh at home in an ODI series. West Indies are coming into this match after facing a humiliating 0-3 loss. Their batting unit failed terribly against Bangladesh spinners.

       Talking about India, they recently played a ODI series against England. India were able to win the series by 2-1. So India will like to continue their winning ways. On the other hand, West Indies will try to forget poor outing against Bangladesh and start this series with a win.

Probable XI:

West Indies : Shai Hope(wk), Kyle Mayers,Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran(c), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Jason holder, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph.

India Playing : Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishan Kishan,Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas lyer, Axar Patel,Hardik Pandya, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammad Siraj.

H2H Record :

West Indies – 63
India – 67
Tie – 2
No Result – 4

Weather Report :

       The weather in Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad is expected to be Cloudy and sunny, the temperature might be expected till 28.8°C. 42% Chance of rain.

Pitch Report :

       Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad was previously used in ICC U19 WC 2022 between Ireland U19 vs UAE U19 on 31 January 2022. So the pitch here was bowling friendly, we can expect an average scoring game as the bowl might assist both pacers and spinners. It might swing in powerplay. So win the toss and bowl first will be the mantra at this ground.

Match Prediction:

India will win 🇮🇳

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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